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Lesson Plan: Animal Homes (Reading - GR 1)

animal homes

Subject:  Reading

Grade: 1

Lesson Objective: To listen to the book, No Place Like Home, and then answer questions about the book

Common Core Standard:  CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.1.1- Ask and answer questions about key details in a text.




  • What are some animal homes that you can think of?  (Allow the students to answer.)



  • There are many different animal homes, just like there are many different people homes. 
  • Some animals live in nests, some live in houses, some live underground and some live inside of trees.
  • Some animals make homes and some animals live in homes that they find.
  • Can you think of an animal that builds its home?  (Allow the students to answer.)
  • Some birds build their own homes, beavers build their homes, bees build their homes and some animals that live underground build their own homes.
  • Can you think of an animal that lives in a home that it finds?  (Allow the students to answer.)
  • There are some birds that move in to old nests that other birds have left behind, hermit crabs move in to shells that have been left behind and skunks move in to trees that have fallen down.
  • Today, you are going to be listening to a book called No Place Like Home.  This book is all about an animal who can’t find his home.
  • After we listen to the book, I am going to give you a worksheet that has questions about No Place Like Home. 
  • After you have finished doing the worksheet, we will talk about your answers.
  • Does anyone have any questions?



  • Who would like to share your answers?  (Allow the students to share.)

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Written by Kimberly Greacen, Education World® Contributing Writer

Kimberly is an educator with extensive experience in curriculum writing and developing instructional materials to align with Common Core State Standards and Bloom's Taxonomy.

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